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WES Results

Weekend Sprintathon, 8-9 Dec 2012

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Overall results

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1W9DLNDan3635TWI276580/113/14017208
Silver 2W5ZRBert2931TLA209620/81/14013838
Bronze 3W7GVEED729TAZ214520/94/15012143
4KX1NHRandy1050TNH184560/84/950011689
5WN4ATJoey8745TAL166520/78/105009962
6F6HKABert6069TFRA159550/79/809575
7N3PDTDoug6861TMO148500/70/105008650
8WB0PYFRAY5169TMO132400/61/85006430
9K7SDWGREG6224TCA107450/61/95005970
10K2DEPSteve9273TMD122380/68/65005846
11W4CUXBILL5497TGA116400/58/95005765
12AB8KTKen4500TOH105420/68/705125
13KD2JCJoe710TNJ104400/60/604790
14K9PMVJerry1438TIL100370/50/95004745
15AA5VECarl8863CTX88350/49/22003780
16WA6OEFPreston8603TCA76410/43/803586
17W0SZVEldon4999TMO78330/47/65003574
18NE5DLDave5081TTX73350/42/45003495
19K0LWVLarry3571MO75320/54/75003475
20K2OGTbob5266TNY75360/48/603210
21K1LEELee7246TCT79340/46/603176
22NN4KVaden9575GA75360/39/303105
23K2XSTERRY5119TNY74360/34/703039
24K8JDJohn1395TMI61330/36/55002898
25KC0MLARRY8177MO68350/35/502755
26AA2XBFrank1681TNY55320/39/25002660
27K1EDGEd9625TME63280/36/35002639
28K2HTDick5087TMO65310/36/402395
29LW3EXWalt3804TARG47340/26/45002378
30KC4HCHRoger7688TAL54270/29/55002273
31W9HLYVern6672TIN55320/41/302185
32N8ECCAlan8302TOH45280/34/45002120
33W4CUTom2733TFL61280/29/802038
34N3ADFJim6459TMD60280/32/502025
35K8TEZLarry8426TOH58280/35/501999
36F5DEBernard6247TFRA57250/31/201745
37VE3FUJBRION4936TON43210/25/45001673
38WA5KMAJIM5057TTX50270/27/501645
39W4RQRICH8699TFL41210/25/35001626
40WA2JSGCurt3018TNJ45280/31/201580
41KI6FCTAlan9947AZ46280/20/601518
42KF7DSDon8281COR46260/25/201456
43KE3OBill9282MD33210/22/15001418
44W7CQWQuint4347TID45250/28/201415
45W9CCLarry469TIN41270/29/301412
46N8BBWerner5433TMI41270/29/101402
47N8KQRandy8934OH32210/20/15001377
48WB8WTUdennis217TOH30210/23/25001370
49VA2FDTSzabi9505TQC31200/24/15001365
50N5YGMike6304TAR44240/30/101361
51WK2SArt9434CNJ40240/33/001290
52N0JRNJERRY8701TMO39230/24/601167
53K0LUWRuss1702TNE37260/16/101127
54K7TKTBrian6695CID29150/18/25001125
55WA0BGVSlim5465TMO26160/19/25001116
56VE5SGGarry6154TSK25170/16/25001095
57W1ROJim1379NV24180/12/25001062
58W8VNDennis3141TFLORIDA25160/13/35001045
59KB4QQJRandy3508TNC24160/15/25001044
60WA1OTZJOHN7907CT32220/26/10969
61N9ZXLDAVE7114TIL19150/17/1500960
62AF2ZDrew2082TNJ32220/23/30949
63KC4ZAAL4421TVA35190/25/20925
64KO6VDKen9777CCO31210/23/20891
65AC2CRon2748TMD29230/21/10882
66NT8PRON7312TOH30230/17/20870
67VE1PVHPaul7728CNS27190/22/1100838
68W4HAYFrank678TTN30210/18/20820
69N0UMPBill659TMO29220/17/20818
70VE5DCJerry4440SK28210/22/10813
71WS9EJoe3859TWI27210/22/20797
72KK0IJack2370TWI32180/20/30791
73S57WJGabor7979TSLO29200/20/20790
74KD0EKTJason9435CAR29200/19/20780
75N7EDKEd7534AZ16100/11/1500775
76W4FOATony641TGA33180/17/20774
77KB1UOHCharlie7560TCT31180/20/30773
78W7GBDon2771TWA30190/20/00770
79DL9YCSJoerg7150TGER27200/21/30765
80AD0ABJim9667KS1490/7/1500701
81AC5CWEric4229TLA25210/16/20695
82W4VXChris7149VA26190/17/30679
83KI4NECHerb6415CKY1070/10/0500670
84KA5VZGALAN6264TTN24180/20/00632
85KD5RSSButch1910TOK25190/14/30630
86N3MVXJim3273TPA24180/18/20622
87K3YPRAY5105TOH26160/19/00606
88KC4FLTCARL3625AL750/7/0500605
89NV4URON9744GA650/5/0500580
90W6FPSRon2126CA870/1/2500576
91AK4LPBob9308VA20150/14/2100550
92N8KZHRON6593TWV22160/18/00532
93KF7ATLGarth5914TUT18120/10/2200526
94WA3RFEmigdio8906TMD21180/14/10523
95PS7HDNat8094TBRA220/1/0500514
96N5JPXJim8672MS23140/18/20512
97VE3HNEWalt4893TON22160/15/10507
98AB1BWGeorge2468TCT21160/16/00496
99N2JNZGeorge2836TNY21160/14/20486
100W0YZZDAVE5519TMO22160/12/20482
101KB0ETUPHIL4542TAL23130/17/00469
102NA4OMark5045CGA21140/16/10459
103W1HFFJoe6309CMA20140/15/10435
104WL7WHBob2940TAK19140/16/10431
105KB1NHVArt2775TVT16160/16/00416
106AI4UNCHARLES4715TGA19150/12/10410
106K2ZWIGeo9841NY20140/12/20410
108W6CWMJIM9989CA18160/11/20408
109N4JDjohn7904NC18150/13/10405
110AC4QSVan7824FL19130/15/10402
111WD0ECOMitch6893TMO19120/16/00388
112WB0CLLED9600OK17150/11/20375
112KF0XVJoe3520TKS16150/13/10375
114KE0NEliot256TMN17140/13/10373
115K9AAADave270TMI19120/12/00348
115KB5JOCURT2027TX16130/14/00348
117WA1VILGreg443TMA16130/13/10343
118VE7LAJAndy6611TBC16140/11/00334
119N8RVEJohn4811TOH16130/12/10333
120WX4RMRon8064TNC15130/13/00325
121W1PNSPete4853TMA16130/11/10323
122WB9GChris9820NY17130/9/00311
123W4JBBJoel9512AL15120/13/00310
123W1LICWes1142TFL15120/13/00310
125W4KRNKaren4495TVA18110/10/10303
126F5JWHPHIL8069TFRA16120/10/20302
127K6KQVBILL2626TCA14130/11/00292
128G0RDOJohn2133TENG1190/9/0100289
129N0UYNDennis5753TMO14120/12/00288
130KG4WNAJohn4984TKY14110/13/00284
131WU1VRick9293TMA16120/9/00282
132W9AXBill9733IL14110/12/10279
133K6BHHCurt3646TCA14120/11/00278
134W8MDEMike4877TOH14130/9/10277
135K0KEXRick5220TMO15120/8/30275
136K4NVJJoe393TAL14120/10/10273
137K5YQFCECIL1820TTX1090/8/0100270
138DU3/W5LFAJerry4448CPHI740/4/0200268
139KI0Imark6585TMO1490/13/10261
139K7IFGKen4694TOR13120/10/10261
141KK4BOBJohn8205FL13120/10/00256
142K4UFTTed4289TSC13100/10/10235
143WB8ENEArt3773TOH1390/11/00227
144N0CVWCHARLIE9074KS13110/8/00223
145AB7DGTony9598CA12110/9/00222
146K5BRYJoe9296TX12100/9/20220
147KE7YTETOM6447TAZ12100/9/10215
148K5ENAJOHN3045TOK12100/7/00190
149W9SAYChas1158TIL1090/9/00180
149NV9XJim1358TIL11100/7/00180
151KH6OZGeorge3975TMT1090/8/10175
152G3TZAAlan9350GBR1180/8/10173
153N7KEFJack8918AZ10100/6/10165
154WB2UWUFinn1708NY1190/6/10164
155EA3NOLluis6653TESP980/9/00162
156AF5QRon6072TOK440/4/0100156
157N9YDZMark9855MO980/8/00152
157WA1LWSHans1933TMD980/8/00152
159VE7KBNKen5533TBC1080/6/20150
160KB2RAWBill6539TNY1180/6/00148
161K3DRQDan4493TPA1090/5/00140
162WD4SCZEmil556TKY870/8/00136
163K2SANPAUL9436TX1180/4/10133
164W8JRAJeff4757TOH980/6/00132
165NZ1MTMIKE9305MA870/7/00126
166K2VSCarol1051NH220/2/0100124
167W8BFXDennis7765TWA860/7/10123
168KK7YJJim2728TMT870/6/10121
168N4EESJim1434TTN870/6/10121
170ND9M/4Jim8233TGA880/5/10119
171KA3LOCRic660TKS870/6/00116
171K6RQTRyan8695CCA870/6/00116
173N5RBRick8994MS770/6/00109
174KE4WKHChris6599CAL770/5/10104
175VK4TJJohn4474TAUS1440/4/10101
176KB0KFXScott7429WI860/5/0098
177WD5ABCKerry12TX660/6/0096
178K7HAPHap7112TVA650/6/0090
179KB9DFESteve8806CWI770/4/0089
180N1DNPhil6482TCT660/5/0086
180AI0QAlan7532CMN660/5/0086
182V31JPJOE3171TBIZ750/5/0085
183KJ4LENRay6956TFL550/4/0065
184K3JHTJohn5997PA540/3/1055
185KB4DXVJim7093AZ440/3/0046
185W4EONeric8220VA440/3/0046
185K8NBNoel3112TMI440/3/0046
188KA5TJSALLEN5172TTX550/2/0045
189KD8FKDLen6517OH440/2/1041
190NW2KDean7330TNY330/3/0039
190N5XECarl6307TOK330/3/0039
190N3EINMatt6742TPA330/3/0039
193KX9XSean9986CT330/2/0029
193WA5TGKTim10004TX330/2/0029
195KT6JSJack7993NM430/1/1027
196NQ6EFrank6723CA320/2/0026
197K5ZOLBob3945TTX220/2/0024
197K8IJChas4781TKY220/2/0024
197WA0YEIRuss6300TTX220/2/0024
197NG1ODAVE5541MO220/2/0024
197KG9HMSteve8759IN220/2/0024
202WA1ARAlan4079TMA330/1/0019
202OK5NNJirka6014TCZE220/1/1019
204KK5NAJoe1923TTX220/1/0014
205K5BZHJim447TTX110/1/0011
205K5WLBill9898TX110/1/0011
205S52CCVince5011TSVN110/1/0011
205W1SGCSteve8282FL110/1/0011
205W3NPDave3182TWV110/1/0011
210N1FPGSteve9934ME.220/0/109
211KF4IZEWill8306FAYETTEVILLE, NC110/0/001

Results for QRPp - 1 watt or less

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1N8BBWerner5433TMI41270/29/101402
Silver 2N7EDKEd7534AZ16100/11/1500775
Bronze 3N2JNZGeorge2836TNY21160/14/20486
4KB5JOCURT2027TX16130/14/00348

Results for QRP - 5 watts or less

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1WB0PYFRAY5169TMO132400/61/85006430
Silver 2AB8KTKen4500TOH105420/68/705125
Bronze 3NE5DLDave5081TTX73350/42/45003495
4W9HLYVern6672TIN55320/41/302185
5VE3FUJBRION4936TON43210/25/45001673
6WA2JSGCurt3018TNJ45280/31/201580
7VA2FDTSzabi9505TQC31200/24/15001365
8VE5SGGarry6154TSK25170/16/25001095
9KB4QQJRandy3508TNC24160/15/25001044
10NT8PRON7312TOH30230/17/20870
11KB1UOHCharlie7560TCT31180/20/30773
12KC4FLTCARL3625AL750/7/0500605
13N8KZHRON6593TWV22160/18/00532
14WA3RFEmigdio8906TMD21180/14/10523
15PS7HDNat8094TBRA220/1/0500514
16N5JPXJim8672MS23140/18/20512
17KB0ETUPHIL4542TAL23130/17/00469
18NA4OMark5045CGA21140/16/10459
19KF0XVJoe3520TKS16150/13/10375
20WA1VILGreg443TMA16130/13/10343
21WX4RMRon8064TNC15130/13/00325
22W1PNSPete4853TMA16130/11/10323
23W1LICWes1142TFL15120/13/00310
24K4NVJJoe393TAL14120/10/10273
25K5YQFCECIL1820TTX1090/8/0100270
26KK4BOBJohn8205FL13120/10/00256
27WB8ENEArt3773TOH1390/11/00227
28KE7YTETOM6447TAZ12100/9/10215
29W9SAYChas1158TIL1090/9/00180
30KH6OZGeorge3975TMT1090/8/10175
31VE7KBNKen5533TBC1080/6/20150
32W8JRAJeff4757TOH980/6/00132
33NZ1MTMIKE9305MA870/7/00126
34N4EESJim1434TTN870/6/10121
35KA3LOCRic660TKS870/6/00116
36KB0KFXScott7429WI860/5/0098
37K7HAPHap7112TVA650/6/0090
38N1DNPhil6482TCT660/5/0086
39KJ4LENRay6956TFL550/4/0065
40KD8FKDLen6517OH440/2/1041
41NW2KDean7330TNY330/3/0039
42KX9XSean9986CT330/2/0029
43KT6JSJack7993NM430/1/1027
44KG9HMSteve8759IN220/2/0024
45KK5NAJoe1923TTX220/1/0014
46W1SGCSteve8282FL110/1/0011
46W3NPDave3182TWV110/1/0011

Results for QRO - 100 watts or less

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1W9DLNDan3635TWI276580/113/14017208
Silver 2W7GVEED729TAZ214520/94/15012143
Bronze 3KX1NHRandy1050TNH184560/84/950011689
4WN4ATJoey8745TAL166520/78/105009962
5N3PDTDoug6861TMO148500/70/105008650
6K2DEPSteve9273TMD122380/68/65005846
7W4CUXBILL5497TGA116400/58/95005765
8KD2JCJoe710TNJ104400/60/604790
9K9PMVJerry1438TIL100370/50/95004745
10AA5VECarl8863CTX88350/49/22003780
11WA6OEFPreston8603TCA76410/43/803586
12W0SZVEldon4999TMO78330/47/65003574
13K0LWVLarry3571MO75320/54/75003475
14K2OGTbob5266TNY75360/48/603210
15K1LEELee7246TCT79340/46/603176
16NN4KVaden9575GA75360/39/303105
17K2XSTERRY5119TNY74360/34/703039
18K8JDJohn1395TMI61330/36/55002898
19KC0MLARRY8177MO68350/35/502755
20AA2XBFrank1681TNY55320/39/25002660
21K1EDGEd9625TME63280/36/35002639
22K2HTDick5087TMO65310/36/402395
23LW3EXWalt3804TARG47340/26/45002378
24KC4HCHRoger7688TAL54270/29/55002273
25N8ECCAlan8302TOH45280/34/45002120
26W4CUTom2733TFL61280/29/802038
27N3ADFJim6459TMD60280/32/502025
28F5DEBernard6247TFRA57250/31/201745
29WA5KMAJIM5057TTX50270/27/501645
30W4RQRICH8699TFL41210/25/35001626
31KI6FCTAlan9947AZ46280/20/601518
32KF7DSDon8281COR46260/25/201456
33KE3OBill9282MD33210/22/15001418
34W7CQWQuint4347TID45250/28/201415
35W9CCLarry469TIN41270/29/301412
36N8KQRandy8934OH32210/20/15001377
37WB8WTUdennis217TOH30210/23/25001370
38N5YGMike6304TAR44240/30/101361
39WK2SArt9434CNJ40240/33/001290
40N0JRNJERRY8701TMO39230/24/601167
41K0LUWRuss1702TNE37260/16/101127
42K7TKTBrian6695CID29150/18/25001125
43WA0BGVSlim5465TMO26160/19/25001116
44W1ROJim1379NV24180/12/25001062
45W8VNDennis3141TFLORIDA25160/13/35001045
46WA1OTZJOHN7907CT32220/26/10969
47N9ZXLDAVE7114TIL19150/17/1500960
48AF2ZDrew2082TNJ32220/23/30949
49KC4ZAAL4421TVA35190/25/20925
50KO6VDKen9777CCO31210/23/20891
51AC2CRon2748TMD29230/21/10882
52VE1PVHPaul7728CNS27190/22/1100838
53W4HAYFrank678TTN30210/18/20820
54N0UMPBill659TMO29220/17/20818
55VE5DCJerry4440SK28210/22/10813
56WS9EJoe3859TWI27210/22/20797
57KK0IJack2370TWI32180/20/30791
58KD0EKTJason9435CAR29200/19/20780
59W4FOATony641TGA33180/17/20774
60W7GBDon2771TWA30190/20/00770
61DL9YCSJoerg7150TGER27200/21/30765
62AD0ABJim9667KS1490/7/1500701
63KI4NECHerb6415CKY1070/10/0500670
64KA5VZGALAN6264TTN24180/20/00632
65KD5RSSButch1910TOK25190/14/30630
66N3MVXJim3273TPA24180/18/20622
67K3YPRAY5105TOH26160/19/00606
68NV4URON9744GA650/5/0500580
69W6FPSRon2126CA870/1/2500576
70AK4LPBob9308VA20150/14/2100550
71KF7ATLGarth5914TUT18120/10/2200526
72VE3HNEWalt4893TON22160/15/10507
73AB1BWGeorge2468TCT21160/16/00496
74W0YZZDAVE5519TMO22160/12/20482
75W1HFFJoe6309CMA20140/15/10435
76WL7WHBob2940TAK19140/16/10431
77KB1NHVArt2775TVT16160/16/00416
78K2ZWIGeo9841NY20140/12/20410
78AI4UNCHARLES4715TGA19150/12/10410
80N4JDjohn7904NC18150/13/10405
81AC4QSVan7824FL19130/15/10402
82WD0ECOMitch6893TMO19120/16/00388
83WB0CLLED9600OK17150/11/20375
84KE0NEliot256TMN17140/13/10373
85K9AAADave270TMI19120/12/00348
86VE7LAJAndy6611TBC16140/11/00334
87N8RVEJohn4811TOH16130/12/10333
88WB9GChris9820NY17130/9/00311
89W4JBBJoel9512AL15120/13/00310
90W4KRNKaren4495TVA18110/10/10303
91K6KQVBILL2626TCA14130/11/00292
92G0RDOJohn2133TENG1190/9/0100289
93N0UYNDennis5753TMO14120/12/00288
94KG4WNAJohn4984TKY14110/13/00284
95WU1VRick9293TMA16120/9/00282
96W9AXBill9733IL14110/12/10279
97K6BHHCurt3646TCA14120/11/00278
98W8MDEMike4877TOH14130/9/10277
99K0KEXRick5220TMO15120/8/30275
100DU3/W5LFAJerry4448CPHI740/4/0200268
101KI0Imark6585TMO1490/13/10261
101K7IFGKen4694TOR13120/10/10261
103K4UFTTed4289TSC13100/10/10235
104N0CVWCHARLIE9074KS13110/8/00223
105AB7DGTony9598CA12110/9/00222
106K5BRYJoe9296TX12100/9/20220
107K5ENAJOHN3045TOK12100/7/00190
108NV9XJim1358TIL11100/7/00180
109G3TZAAlan9350GBR1180/8/10173
110N7KEFJack8918AZ10100/6/10165
111WB2UWUFinn1708NY1190/6/10164
112EA3NOLluis6653TESP980/9/00162
113AF5QRon6072TOK440/4/0100156
114N9YDZMark9855MO980/8/00152
114WA1LWSHans1933TMD980/8/00152
116KB2RAWBill6539TNY1180/6/00148
117K3DRQDan4493TPA1090/5/00140
118WD4SCZEmil556TKY870/8/00136
119K2SANPAUL9436TX1180/4/10133
120K2VSCarol1051NH220/2/0100124
121W8BFXDennis7765TWA860/7/10123
122KK7YJJim2728TMT870/6/10121
123ND9M/4Jim8233TGA880/5/10119
124K6RQTRyan8695CCA870/6/00116
125N5RBRick8994MS770/6/00109
126KE4WKHChris6599CAL770/5/10104
127VK4TJJohn4474TAUS1440/4/10101
128WD5ABCKerry12TX660/6/0096
129KB9DFESteve8806CWI770/4/0089
130AI0QAlan7532CMN660/5/0086
131V31JPJOE3171TBIZ750/5/0085
132K3JHTJohn5997PA540/3/1055
133K8NBNoel3112TMI440/3/0046
133W4EONeric8220VA440/3/0046
133KB4DXVJim7093AZ440/3/0046
136KA5TJSALLEN5172TTX550/2/0045
137N5XECarl6307TOK330/3/0039
137N3EINMatt6742TPA330/3/0039
139WA5TGKTim10004TX330/2/0029
140NQ6EFrank6723CA320/2/0026
141NG1ODAVE5541MO220/2/0024
141K5ZOLBob3945TTX220/2/0024
141WA0YEIRuss6300TTX220/2/0024
141K8IJChas4781TKY220/2/0024
145WA1ARAlan4079TMA330/1/0019
146K5BZHJim447TTX110/1/0011
146S52CCVince5011TSVN110/1/0011
146K5WLBill9898TX110/1/0011
149N1FPGSteve9934ME.220/0/109
150KF4IZEWill8306FAYETTEVILLE, NC110/0/001

Results for QRO - Greater than 100 watts

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1W5ZRBert2931TLA209620/81/14013838
Silver 2F6HKABert6069TFRA159550/79/809575
Bronze 3K7SDWGREG6224TCA107450/61/95005970
4K8TEZLarry8426TOH58280/35/501999
5S57WJGabor7979TSLO29200/20/20790
6W4VXChris7149VA26190/17/30679
7W6CWMJIM9989CA18160/11/20408
8F5JWHPHIL8069TFRA16120/10/20302
9OK5NNJirka6014TCZE220/1/1019

Results for SWL

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1AC5CWEric4229TLA25210/16/20695

Breakdown by QTH

QTH's ranked by total score

RankQTHEntriesQSO'sTotal score RankQTHEntriesQSO'sTotal score
1MO16755322502WI535018983
3AZ6302148624LA223414533
5OH12382144776AL728613996
7NH2186118138FRA323211622
9CA92601147410GA727811212
11MD62741084612NY928710467
13TX152821014514NJ42218609
15IL5154634416CT61725529
17FL7155470818MI41254694
19IN398362120ME1632639
21VA6109259322ID2742540
23ARG147237824ON2652180
25AR273214126SK2531908
27NC357177428OR2591717
29TN362157330MA6791528
31KS451141532OK5611390
33QC131136534NE1371127
35KY434111436NV1241062
37FLORIDA125104538WA238893
39CO13189140PA442856
41NS12783842SLO129790
43GER12776544MS230621
45WV22354346UT118526
47BRA1251448BC226484
49MN22345950AK119431
51VT11641652MT218296
53ENG11128954PHI17268
55SC11323556GBR111173
57ESP1916258AUS114101
59BIZ178560NM1427
61CZE121962SVN1111
63ME.12964FAYETTEVILLE, NC111

QTH's ranked by number of entries

RankQTHEntriesQSO'sTotal score RankQTHEntriesQSO'sTotal score
1MO16755322502TX1528210145
3OH12382144774CA926011474
5NY9287104676FL71554708
7GA7278112128AL728613996
9AZ63021486210MA6791528
11CT6172552912MD627410846
13VA6109259314IL51546344
15WI53501898316OK5611390
17NJ4221860918KY4341114
19PA44285620MI41254694
21KS451141522NC3571774
23IN398362124FRA323211622
25TN362157326NH218611813
27LA22341453328MT218296
29OR259171730BC226484
31MS23062132AR2732141
33MN22345934SK2531908
35WV22354336WA238893
37ON265218038ID2742540
39AK11943140PHI17268
41BRA1251442ARG1472378
43ME.12944GER127765
45CO13189146NM1427
47UT11852648GBR111173
49CZE121950ENG111289
51QC131136552ME1632639
53FLORIDA125104554VT116416
55NS12783856ESP19162
57AUS11410158SVN1111
59SC11323560NE1371127
61BIZ178562SLO129790
63FAYETTEVILLE, NC11164NV1241062

Participants ordered by callsign

AA2XB, AA5VE, AB1BW, AB7DG, AB8KT, AC2C, AC4QS, AC5CW, AD0AB, AF2Z, AF5Q, AI0Q, AI4UN, AK4LP, DL9YCS, DU3/W5LFA, EA3NO, F5DE, F5JWH, F6HKA, G0RDO, G3TZA, K0KEX, K0LUW, K0LWV, K1EDG, K1LEE, K2DEP, K2HT, K2OGT, K2SAN, K2VS, K2XS, K2ZWI, K3DRQ, K3JHT, K3YP, K4NVJ, K4UFT, K5BRY, K5BZH, K5ENA, K5WL, K5YQF, K5ZOL, K6BHH, K6KQV, K6RQT, K7HAP, K7IFG, K7SDW, K7TKT, K8IJ, K8JD, K8NB, K8TEZ, K9AAA, K9PMV, KA3LOC, KA5TJS, KA5VZG, KB0ETU, KB0KFX, KB1NHV, KB1UOH, KB2RAW, KB4DXV, KB4QQJ, KB5JO, KB9DFE, KC0M, KC4FLT, KC4HCH, KC4ZA, KD0EKT, KD2JC, KD5RSS, KD8FKD, KE0N, KE3O, KE4WKH, KE7YTE, KF0XV, KF4IZE, KF7ATL, KF7DS, KG4WNA, KG9HM, KH6OZ, KI0I, KI4NEC, KI6FCT, KJ4LEN, KK0I, KK4BOB, KK5NA, KK7YJ, KO6VD, KT6JS, KX1NH, KX9X, LW3EX, N0CVW, N0JRN, N0UMP, N0UYN, N1DN, N1FPG, N2JNZ, N3ADF, N3EIN, N3MVX, N3PDT, N4EES, N4JD, N5JPX, N5RB, N5XE, N5YG, N7EDK, N7KEF, N8BB, N8ECC, N8KQ, N8KZH, N8RVE, N9YDZ, N9ZXL, NA4O, ND9M/4, NE5DL, NG1O, NN4K, NQ6E, NT8P, NV4U, NV9X, NW2K, NZ1MT, OK5NN, PS7HD, S52CC, S57WJ, V31JP, VA2FDT, VE1PVH, VE3FUJ, VE3HNE, VE5DC, VE5SG, VE7KBN, VE7LAJ, VK4TJ, W0SZV, W0YZZ, W1HFF, W1LIC, W1PNS, W1RO, W1SGC, W3NP, W4CU, W4CUX, W4EON, W4FOA, W4HAY, W4JBB, W4KRN, W4RQ, W4VX, W5ZR, W6CWM, W6FPS, W7CQW, W7GB, W7GVE, W8BFX, W8JRA, W8MDE, W8VN, W9AX, W9CC, W9DLN, W9HLY, W9SAY, WA0BGV, WA0YEI, WA1AR, WA1LWS, WA1OTZ, WA1VIL, WA2JSG, WA3RF, WA5KMA, WA5TGK, WA6OEF, WB0CLL, WB0PYF, WB2UWU, WB8ENE, WB8WTU, WB9G, WD0ECO, WD4SCZ, WD5ABC, WK2S, WL7WH, WN4AT, WS9E, WU1V, WX4RM

Soapbox


From Vern W9HLY, SKCC #6672T

Good way to spend the weekend between football games. Colts WON ! !

Vern


From john N4JD, SKCC #7904

thanks to all had a GREAT TIME

From John G0RDO, SKCC #2133T

Great fun ! Enjoyed using a home brew key made with a piece of wood and a hacksaw blade. It was actually nice to use, with a very light action.

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From Joel W4JBB, SKCC #9512

Only my second sprint. I only made 2 QSO's on my first sprint. My goal this time was to make 10 QSO's - I made 15.

From Preston WA6OEF, SKCC #8603T

I had no intention of working this event but I got caught-up in it so much that it was hard to walk away! :)

Had a great time - thanks to everyone for making this a fun event... as usual.

73's Preston


From Chas W9SAY, SKCC #1158T

No homebrew key this year but I did make all (10!) QSOs with my hastily tossed together TPTG 1929 style xmtr. Using a VT-25 tube with almost 14 watts DC input power I managed to squeeze an ambiguous 2 watts or so into the antenna. Anymore loading than that, the sig sounded like a pure sawtooth - or worse.

Thanks to everyone who answered my calls. Great fun.

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From Scott KB0KFX, SKCC #7429

I had fun making a few casual contacts bouncing between the ARRL 10 meter contest and the WES. All using a KX3 at 5W into a Butternut HF6V vertical. Merry Christmas all!

From CHARLIE N0CVW, SKCC #9074

First SKCC WES for me. Only on for about 3 hours, but had a great time.

From Dick K2HT, SKCC #5087T

Very enjoyable WES thanks for the QSO's. WB0PYF had a outstanding QRP signal. Worked KX1NH on 3 bands and 8 other stations on 2 bands. C U next WES.

From Larry K8TEZ, SKCC #8426T

40 & 80 in pretty good shape Saturday & 20 was ok today. Only one qso on 15 (tnx W1RO). Best wishes to everyone this holiday season. Thanks to everyone who puts the WES together & hope to see everyone in the two hr sprint. 73's Larry

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From LARRY KC0M, SKCC #8177

I guess working two contests means you not going to win either but I had a great time on the ARRL 10 METER & SKCC WES. Thanks to all that copied my signal

73 Larry KC0M


From Mike N5YG, SKCC #6304T

Thanks to all, lots of fun! 73 from AR, Mike

From Rick WU1V, SKCC #9293T

I spent Saturday travelling to purchase a new Yaesu FT-450 radio and getting it set up in my shack, so I didn't really get on the air (wanted to spend time with my very busy XYL on Sunday!) until late in the WES. Only logged about an hour, but made 16 contacts. The new rig is a breeze to use. I've felt really hampered by the old hybrid Kenwood, but now that's a thing of the past. Only one DX contact, a rare (for me) QSO with Nova Scotia, and made it out to Arizona and Colorado from Massachusetts. I had a good time, and that's all that counts in my book. 73 to all, Rick

From Steve KG9HM, SKCC #8759

MFJ 9020 and 9040 into dipoles in the attic.

From Bill KE3O, SKCC #9282

Really enjoyed this Sprintathon. Had fun building a homebrew key and great satisfaction in making contacts with it. Thanks to all who contacted me and to Bert, F6HKA, for my first CW contact from France. Happy holidays to all and hope to see you on the air. 73's, Bill

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From Ed N7EDK, SKCC #7534

Well, this really was a fun WES this time !! My homebrew fork SK worked well the whole time !! I needed something simple and quick to put together.

I used an old cutting board, two old forks, some foam padding and ty-wraps. I also added an old navy knob before I finished.

I adjusted tension with the foam,and the gap with the ty-wrap ! Worked well the whole WES !! I hope this qualifies as a homebrew SK, I like it so much, I may just keep it around for a while !!

I used it with the KX3 and one watt again, the bands were ok for me, managed 20/40 and 80 meters this time ! This was great having the extra time on Sat, gave me time to take care of life here and get in on the WES, I hope we do this again !!

Thanks again to my contacts and see eveyone next year for K3Y !! Merry Xmas and a HNY to all !!

72/73 de Ed

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From JERRY N0JRN, SKCC #8701T

Well, I was playing S&P looking for new C's and T's. Found 20 new ones in the pack. Thanks to all for getting in there and keeping those bands flowing with lots of SKCC. 73 / Happy Holidays to all. Jerry

From Paul VE1PVH, SKCC #7728C

Ok so I took the home BREW thing a little literally! Made 26 of 27 QSO's with the can key. Great WES. Thx to all for great fun.

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From Art KB1NHV, SKCC #2775T

Fun WES again. Tough competition on 10 with the ARRL 10 meter contest

From ED W7GVE, SKCC #729T

Wow what a thon!!!! Last qso was with WA5TGK SKCC#10004, SO

congratulations to the SKCC for making it to 10,000 members..

Ten meters was open but the contesters were dominating the freq sure wish I could have had a few contacts there... I didnt read the rules and was unaware of the early start--thanks to Dan, W9DLN for cluing me in--CU next month..73/ED


From Joe KD2JC, SKCC #710T

Nice weekend. Bands better than for the SKSE event. Stations were available most of the weekend. Thanks to all that worked me. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. 73

From Ron W6FPS, SKCC #2126

Band conditions were a little noisey here on the west coast.

Between getting the christmas tree, putting lights on the house and practicing on the ukulele (my new hobby, like I need another one) I put in a few hours listening to static and making a few contacts.

Below is a photo of my homebrew key. Its made of Bubinga wood. It might look a little primive, but under the hood it sports ballbearing suspention and neodymium magnets for tensioning. Despite its looks it has a pretty good feel to it. With the bonus points I am inspired creat a new key for the next homebrew key WES. I am thinking of one that looks a little more like a conventional key and use ibony (like I need another project, maybe I should concentrate on the ukulele).

73, for now.

Ron

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From Ken AB8KT, SKCC #4500T

Used my brand new KX3/Wire Antenna @ 35 feet

From Garry VE5SG, SKCC #6154T

Conditions not very good here.

K1 used with junk box key, which stood up very well but hard to get used to the action.

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From ALAN KA5VZG, SKCC #6264T

Lots of fun, as usual. Managed to work in a few between all the thunderstorms. A warm and wet December, so far.

From Jim N3ADF, SKCC #6459T

Really enjoyed the new format. Worked just under 8 hours during the 36. Two best contacts, 1:Eddy-W8NZW, oldest - 93 yrs old and a great fist on the bug. 2:John-ZS6JBJ for long distance.

From Jim N4EES, SKCC #1434T

...could only participate for a couple of hours...but time well spent

From BILL W4CUX, SKCC #5497T

Great Sprint. I didn't feel like spending a lot of time cooking another homebrew, so I went for simplicity. Already had the test leads with alligator clips,and the CW patch cord with bare wires. Took me about 5 minutes to find the components and hook it up. I thought this would get tiresome holding and alligator clip so I just planned on doing the minimum for bonus points and then switch to my bug. After just a few QSO's I knew that I would use it for the entire event. This is the first sprint I have ever had where I could play all weekend, so I ate, slept, and played radio.

I really like the new time format. Having both Saturday & Sunday morning is great.

Thanks to everyone. Hope to see you again next event

73, Bill - W4CUX

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From Tony W4FOA, SKCC #641T

No homebrew key but I did use several different keys, including a Grimmer-Wilson, GHD GT501M and Les Logan Speed-X bug. Rig used during the WES was my trusty Eico 720 and Drake 2B...fun time.

From Alan KI6FCT, SKCC #9947

Sorry, I only use manual log and qrz. Do you need my logs? Love the club.

From Ted K4UFT, SKCC #4289T

Hadn't checked the website and didn't know WES started early 'til I heard K2OGT,Bob, calling CQ WES on 20M at 1055 EST ... answered and found out the party started early!

Decided to go back to my 80M Hustler mobile whip setup for a change. (Yes they do make an 80M resonator as well as the 75M one) Set the whip up on a tripod with a full 1/4 wavelength counterpoise stretched North along the top of a wooden fence. Was able to run full 100 Watts with some pretty good results.

Worked Bert F6HKA on 15M as usual. Looking back at my logbook, I must have a pipeline on 15M to France every WES on Sunday around 14-1500 UTC.

FT-950 @100W to 80M Hustler whip or end-fed wire. J-37 key.


From MIKE NZ1MT, SKCC #9305

This is my second SKCC WES and I think I'm getting hooked on this CW mode. Also increased my QSO's by over 250% (from 3 to 8) and also went totally QRP at 5W. The 10M band was all but dead this year at my QTH, 20M was soso and 40M was good when the SSB QRM wasn't around. I'm very happy with my result and it provided good practice for the NAQCC sprint on Tuesday evening. Thank you to the SKCC members for a fun weekend. Merry Christmas & 73 - NZ1MT (Mike)

From Lee K1LEE, SKCC #7246T

Condx pretty good, though very few west coast contacts from CT. ARRL 10 meter contest this weekend, too, but after about 10 minutes it was clear that those cw speeds were going to be no fun for me. Great to get back to the WES and sensible QSO speeds. Glad to see the number of SKCC members increasing every time the list is renewed! Holiday greetings and vy 73 to all, Lee K1LEE

From RAY WB0PYF, SKCC #5169T

Thanks everyone, I really like the the 24/36hr format. My homemade wood key is made from a scrap of flooring board, wood trim, a bolt,rubber band and hacksaw blade. Worked whole WES with it. Its a keeper hi hi 72's

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From Joey WN4AT, SKCC #8745T

Great event! Threw together a few parts to make a key to grab some extra points. Used it the whole time and it held together.

From Brian K7TKT, SKCC #6695C

I've been wanting to try a cootie for a while so I figured making one for the WES would be a cheap way to see if I liked using one. It was a fun project and I discovered that I love using a cootie! My homebrew key is my new favorite. How cool is that?

I'd only used a cootie for 5 QSOs before the WES so the event was a learning experience for me. I found the cootie a lot less tiring to use than a straight key and easier to control than a bug. I had some issues: the key would intermittently get hoarse. Not sure how that came across on the air but it was very distracting to hear in my headphones. Eventually I learned that I was holding the blade too far from the contacts and adjusted.

I have a lot of improvements in mind (different lever, magnetic resistence, real contacts, a finger piece, etc.) but in one form or another a cootie will be staying by the radio from now on.

I like the exended WES concept but it didn't help me this month (took my son to a 13 hour Lord of the Rings movie marathon yesterday). I was able to be on the air for about 3 1/2 hours of the WES. It was fun.

Thanks for all of the QSOs. 73, Brian

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From Randy N8KQ, SKCC #8934

The New Mouse Guard J-93 -- Gonna get rid of the paper clip and install a pen spring, then I bet they will sell..LOL

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From Randy KX1NH, SKCC #1050T

Had fun making the sideswiper for this event. Had lots of design input from XYL, K2VS...tnx Carol. Good conditions here this weekend. Welcome to the newest members I worked: KX9X Sean #9986, KI6FCT Alan #9947, N1FPG Steve #9934. Great hearing you guys. Worked the whole sprint with the homebrew swiper...actually felt pretty good. CU all next time. 73 Randy

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From Frank AA2XB, SKCC #1681T

Best sprint yet. Worked members from low of 206 to high of 9947. My flying saucer cootie really took off and handled the entire sprint without a hitch. Had several 2 way cootie duels-Eldon- eat your heart out. HI HI But you'r still the one to beat.

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From Doug N3PDT, SKCC #6861T

Another fun WES. Really enjoy the Junk Box Key theme. Mine held up well. Extended hours worked in my favor this time, as I was able to work both Saturday and Sunday. That won't be the case most weeks.

Worked 10 fellow Missouri Outlaws, including our ringleader Slim WA0BGV on 2 bands. HAd 16 DX QSOS, including three with F6HKA, Bert. Also got to plug SKCC in a number of non-member QSOS, and see that at least two of them have already signed up!

Thanks to all, and my apologies to the many stations I just couldn't pull out.

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From Dennis W8VN, SKCC #3141T

My key worked well. Took about an hour to build, with stuff found in my junk box. The keyer knob is the plastic nut used for holding a toilet seat on. (It WAS unused!) Great fun.

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From Steve K2DEP, SKCC #9273T

I used some scrap wood to build my key. The important center part is made from Lignum Vitae (look on Wikipedia) for strength and natural oil for the moving bearing, walnut for the posts, and tiger maple for the base. The rm shafts are nylon standoffs. I like this keys action enough that I may use it from time to time. I had a lot of fun in this event and only wish that I could get on 20M. Got to work on that this winter. Thanks to all who responded. Almost all my contacts were on 40M. See you all again out there in dit dit land.

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From Carol K2VS, SKCC #1051

Had fun for a few minutes but had to work at my job most of the WES. 73 Carol

From Don KF7DS, SKCC #8281C

Conditions seemed to be better than they have in the recent past, and I came across a lot of new numbers.

80m Saturday night was more open than I have heard in a while and nearly fell off my seat when Bert, W5ZR, was 599 at 11PM PST. Speaking of late nights, do Dan/W9DLN or Doug/N3PDT ever sleep during a WES.

Also, love the new 36 hour format...really helps in participating around a family weekend schedule.

Best, Don KF7DS


From George N2JNZ, SKCC #2836T

The 36 hour was a great idea !!! Gives more flexibility and allows the DX stations better success. Good to work old buddies and new numbers. Got Curt , WA2JSG early and also worked Andy , K3UK that I haven't worked in years !!! Werner , N8BB and I did another 1w to 1w QSO. A lot of stations worked hard to pick up my signal !!! Thanks all !!! Norcal 40A , ZeroFive 40 meter vertical and T.A.C. Bug

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From Russ K0LUW, SKCC #1702T

Only got to work a couple of hours this sprint. My son and his family are in town and had to entertain. Used my old Junk Box Bug which was built for an earlier sprint. Hard to improve on perfection. I changed the battery from a AA to a AAA to get more speed. It is made from a strip of box banding with relay contacts with the armatures removed for contacts. Had a good time.

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From PHIL KB0ETU, SKCC #4542T

Thought the bands (20 & 40) were in pretty bad shape. Only made one contact on 15 meters - heard nothing on 80 meters except for QRM. I appreciated the extra time although only made three contacts during that time. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and hope to work all of you during the SKS before the New Year. 72/73 Phil KBØETU

From CARL KC4FLT, SKCC #3625

Thanks to those who worked to make this event so fun. Working on the zero beat without a filter... getting better at it. Key has only one side hooked up so it''s really not a cuddie - but still has a lot of flex to make the dots on time. 73 to all

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From Tony AB7DG, SKCC #9598

I was only able to participate for about 4 hours on Sunday, but still had a great time! 73 de Tony

From Frank W4HAY, SKCC #678T

Didn't have a lot of time to get on the air, but still had a grand ol' time.

From Carl N5XE, SKCC #6307T

I made only 3 QSO's in this month's WES. Instead, I spend most of my on-air time in the ARRL 10-M contest (CW only, of course). I did not hear a single CQ WES on 10. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

From Curt WA2JSG, SKCC #3018T

Very nice sprint. Since there were extended hours on this one, it seemed to get a slow start Saturday morning, but shortly after it started it really started to fly.

No 'special' keys for me on this one, just a commerical Kent Straight Key running 5 watts from my IC-703 off a 12v battery. Butternut Vertical (elevated).

Very enjoyable WES.


From Vaden NN4K, SKCC #9575

This was a good Sprintathon. Thanks for all the Q's. I tried a new antenna and it's performance was less than expected so I used my 40 meter vertical loop and a 135 ft doublet. I used my FT2000 running 80 watts. See you in the next one. Merry Christmas to all.

NN4K Vaden


From John VK4TJ, SKCC #4474T

A distinct lack of propagation to the US this time around, so I had chase the handful of Europeans on around band-to-band.

From Jerry DU3/W5LFA, SKCC #4448C

The propagation was very bad on this end, but, I enjoyed this WES, and, it was lots of fun. This is my home-brew Blue Bonnet key made from scratch.("Everything's better with Blue Bonnet on it").

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From Eldon W0SZV, SKCC #4999T

Had a blast. Had to reload the "OUTLAW Cootie" so many times I had to buy more ammo. was a great sprint. worked total of 22 hours i5 min.Key is a keeper smooth and easy used it whole sprint

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From Ray KJ4LEN, SKCC #6956T

Only had a little time to sprint. I see a lot of great looking homebrew keys in the soapbox comments. Used my TS130V at 5w and Vibroplex original bug. Merry Christmas everyone. Ray

From John N8RVE, SKCC #4811T

My Frankenswiper Keyer worked great, I just didn't practice with it so I went to the straight key after a few qso tries. I didn't take the bonus points but still had fun. Made the key with an egg beater I had in the garage, but I still hid one of my wife's good ones just to test her sense of humor. Bad Idea on my part.

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From Ron WX4RM, SKCC #8064T

Had fun on wes, but really enjoyed looking at the results page with all the homebrew keys! I forgot to look ahead and missed out on the fun of building my own key. Next year I will be ready....if I start now, hihi

From Joe WS9E, SKCC #3859T

I made contacts on 80, 40, 20 and 15 this time. The bands seemed a little better than in the recent SKS. No home made key this time. I used the trusty Nye Viking Speed-X. Worked several newer members. It's great to see that the club is growing. Great fun, as usual. See you in 2013!

From Jason KD0EKT, SKCC #9435C

Condx weren't all that great but still managed to make some great DX contacts!

From CURT KB5JO, SKCC #2027

Good time with K2 @ 900 mW to 88' doublet 50' up in trees

From Bob WL7WH, SKCC #2940T

Was fun, but not many hours to work.....snowed, so had to plow, and condx were up and down....Another good event. Used a homebrew cootie key I had made last year so couldn't count it as a bonus, but seemed to work ok....gl to all!!!

From Bert W5ZR, SKCC #2931T

This was a fun sprint. Operating time was a total of 12 hours. The expanded time schedule lets one have more choices of good operating periods. Although 10M was full of the ARRL 10M contest, 15M was in excellent shape. The other bands were all good for at least some of the time. For a key I stuck with my 60 year old J-38 straight key; my home brewed straight key could not stand the excited pounding that a sprint brings to my hand. Thanks for the qsos...73 Bert

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From Jim AD0AB, SKCC #9667

I used a finely hand crafted device to add a new level of excitement to CW. I think I will call it the wooden block buster CW modulating device. The natural rubber band provides the snap to put zip in my sending while the finely machined shaft of the the stand-off insulator precisely spaces the contacts for an easy but firm connection. The lower contact is cut from a strip of antenna chimney mounting band and the upper contact is a carefully selected screw. The width of the lower contact was selected to provide the wider bandwidth necessary for faster sending.

An ingenious use of alligator clips and speaker wire provide a simple but effective harness for connection to a common key partially visible in the background. Since the construction details are intuitively obvious to the most casual observer, I will refrain from providing them here.

Obviously, this device contains no brass so its users should be known as wood pounders and its use should be known as pounding wood. Hmm....

Aside: Making the darn thing was a lot easier than making contacts worth 500 points.

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From Chris WB9G, SKCC #9820

Only had a little time this weekend. Thanks for the QSOs. 73!

From Bill N0UMP, SKCC #659T

I started at 00:00 hours but I really felt bad because of a sinus infection so I shut down after just a few contacts. I started feeling a little better Sunday afternoon so I got back on and operated until 23:59.

Thanks to all those who participated and to all those who put it together. Worked two fellow outlaws, Dennis N0UYN and fearless leader Slim WA0BGV. Hope to feel better for the next one…. 73 Bill


From Carl AA5VE, SKCC #8863C

I had a great time this weekend. I decided to make a straight key for this sprint at the last minute. I made the "Jail House Key" in 20 minutes from a hacksaw blade, a few wood screws, an ink pin spring and cabinet door knob. It works better than it looks. I used it for several hours during the sprintathon.

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From Jim K5BZH, SKCC #447T

My focus this weekend was the ARRL Ten Meter Contest, trying to fill needed states for 10 Meter CW WAS.

From Ryan K6RQT, SKCC #8695C

First WES in a long time--felt good to shake some of the rust out of my fist. Had a great time as always, thanks to all for the QSOs! This coming Sunday (12/16) is the ARRL CW Rookie Roundup, so please keep an eye out for me and the other rookies if you are on the bands!

From Dave W3NP, SKCC #3182T

Well, it finally happened - I totally forgot about the WES. Was checking my email about 6pm Sunday eve - just before getting ready for church and saw a SKCC post about WES and being a lot of activity - whoops!! I tuned on the Ten Tec Eagle, switched to 40 meters and called CQ. Red W3RT came back and that was my one and only QSO. So, this month I am trying for the "lowest" score in the 5W or less category.

I think the 2nd Sunday being so early in the month messed me up.


From Joe KF0XV, SKCC #3520T

I did not not have a lot of time to work the Dec WES.

Work comes 1st but the time I had was a lot of fun as

always. Thanks to everybody who worked me on the Flex-3000

running 5 watts into a dipole.

Joe/KF0XV

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From Jim N5JPX, SKCC #8672

Great WES! The bands were tolerable and thanks to all for working my QRP signal. I know the 449's and 549's were tough with the noise level and I want to thank you for not giving up. I qualified for my Centurion during this WES and was awarded my "C" effective December 10, 2012!

TNX es 73,

Jim


From dennis WB8WTU, SKCC #217T

Really enjoyed this WES. The new time format was a GREAT idea! Thanks for Saturday daylight hours. Nice to hear so may good SKCC FISTS on the air. Built the HB key on Friday night and used it the entire event. My humble effort at "cutting" edge key technology. F6HKA was everywhere - and such a gracious operator he is. Hope to hear everyone next year. 73, dennis

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From JOHN K5ENA, SKCC #3045T

Enjoyed it as always.

John, K5ENA


From Wes W1LIC, SKCC #1142T

4 watts to a mobile antenna. No homebrew key here. Like the longer operating period.

From Mark N9YDZ, SKCC #9855

My first WES. Didn't make a lot of contacts but I sure did enjoy it. Appreciate all the help and QRS. Great to put my J38 back in use. Now I need a new paper weight. Looking forward to meeting some more SKCC folks and the next WES! N9YDZ Mark 73

From Quint W7CQW, SKCC #4347T

Limited Operating time. Total of about 6 hours over Sat/Sun. I think 24 hours is enough but than, I am retired. With 6 grandkids over the weekend....Some of you have something to look forward to!

From Szabi VA2FDT, SKCC #9505T

Limited time to operate, but I really enjoyed this WES. Lot of stations, it was really fun! I love my new key (worked better than it looks) and I used it during the whole WES.

73/72! Szabi

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From DAVE N9ZXL, SKCC #7114T

TNX.. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE SUBMITTED... I HOPE I DID IT CORRECTLY...I AM NOT A COMPUTER PERSON.... I SENT MY HB BUG PIX EARLIER TO K8AQM EMAIL ADDRESS..

CU 73.

DAVE LARSEN N9ZXL..............


From Dennis N0UYN, SKCC #5753T

Better conditions made the sprint more enjoyable this time. 73.

From Randy KB4QQJ, SKCC #3508T

Well that was short but sweet. Had family Christmas Party so only got to play a couple hours. I kept running to the radio to grab a few contacts in the 10 meter contest and then switch to the WES.... like a cat watching two mouse holes... signals were strong for the most part. I only worked a few on 20 and 40 meters. One 15 meter contact. I heard lots of contesters on 10 meters but few WES'ers.

Sought out some regulars to try a phone camera for Youtube use.

They came out dark but fun to watch. So.... Ed, W7GVE, Bert F6HKA and Jack KK0I if you want to hear what you sound like in NC have a look. You are Youtube stars now. ;-)

See them all here http://www.youtube.com/user/KB4QQJ?feature=mhee

W7GVE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UgumEp8jfo

KK0I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-PvlgaPvgI

F6HKA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fJrzovlMkw

Rig = KX3 #085 at 3 watts

Antenna = PAR EndFedz new Trail Friendly 10/20/30 at 30 feet

Key = A mess of a thing. One balsa base, 2 rubber bands, 1 rubber grommet, paper clip, copper shim material, hack saw blade, hole saw cut out of aluminum ladder (skirt) and stripped screw (knob)

Ya'll said junkbox and it's what was left over from a previous junkbox key event.

Merry Christmas, Peace and Good Wishes,

Randy_KB4QQJ

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From PHIL F5JWH, SKCC #8069T

Hello All, no much time to partipate in this WES. Not so good propagation. A few contacts, I hope the next will be better.

73's Philippe F5JWH


From JOE V31JP, SKCC #3171T

I love having the extra hours to select from. As usual, I became busy, but in between chores, snuck in some time to work a few members and even had 4 QSOs in the 10 metre contest, QRP this time. My temporary 40-10 metre trap vertical works, but I need to get my antenna improvements done, ASAP. I used three bugs, 1920 & 1936 Vibroplex Juniors and a 1955 Vibroplex Blue Racer Deluxe.

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From Jack KK0I, SKCC #2370T

Another very enjoyable WES, unfortunately the wife and I had to help the kids move into their new home. Thanks for the contacts...all on 40 with the exception of one on 80. Used the Eagle and the K4VIZ Cootie key. Catch you during the K3Y! 73 all, jack

From Roger KC4HCH, SKCC #7688T

I like the expanded format

The key is made from 3 pieces of scrap cypress, 5 wood screws, 2 machine screws, 2 washers and by 1 nut

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From Werner N8BB, SKCC #5433T

I had another great time running 1 watt the entire time, most all contacts were very solid and it was fun. Tnx to George N2JNZ for the 1x 1watt qso and AB8KT for multi bands with his KX3, didn't hear Randy KB4QQJ darn it. Did get Bert and Bernard in France again. Happy holidays to all in the upcoming Christmas season.

From Bert F6HKA, SKCC #6069T

I really enjoyed this new time format.

Had a lot of fun despite middle conditions.

Thanks everybody and have a nice greetings season.

See you ann in next WES and K3Y activity.

73 Bert


From RON NT8P, SKCC #7312T

Many tnx to those who worked my qrp signal. Some had to work really hard. Then on the other hand that 40m dipole never ceases to amaze me with the real 599 reports. Looking forward to K3Y in Jan Ron E

From Joe K5BRY, SKCC #9296

This was my first WES, and I had a blast. Really fun. Thanks to all that put this on.

From Mike W8MDE, SKCC #4877T

Well I didn't use a homebrew key this time around so no bonus but the key was freshly minted by Tony Baleno, N3ZN. As a big fan of Tony's precision magnetic paddles when I found out he was making a straight key I got right on the list. The key in the pic is serial #002 and it is a dream to send with. If your in the market for a high end straight key give N3ZN keys a look. Fun sprint as always and had a good time.

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From Charlie KB1UOH, SKCC #7560T

Highlite for me was QSO with F6HKA 40 meters QRP!

From BRION VE3FUJ, SKCC #4936T

An enjoyable sprint. I didn't operate at all the first 12hrs, not having read the particulars for this event. Hi Hi well anyway I did operate most of the remaining 24hrs. I did well personally. I checked in on 20 & 80 several times found a few station's on 20, 80 appeared to be dead, so nothing there. The majority of my operating time was on 40. Thank to all I contacted, and Season Greetings to all. Brion 4936T

From RICH W4RQ, SKCC #8699T

Please continue the 36 Hour format. I loved it!

My key is made from a Flooring Sample(hollowed out) and a counter-top sample, both FREE from Home Depot. A piece of brass under the formica, a brass screw, and wire/plug from the junque box. I intended to use it for an hour, but it so comfortable that I used it the whole weekend.

Rich - W4RQ

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From Joe W1HFF, SKCC #6309C

Conditions were so-so but band noise seemed lower than usual which made copying easier. Worked 80, 40, 20, and 15 with my cheapie Ameco K4 key. Enjoyed the extra run time of the sprint. Lots of fun. Thanks everyone.

From Rick N5RB, SKCC #8994

Thanks for another great WES. One month I hope to have more than a few hours to play... 73, Rick

From Dan W9DLN, SKCC #3635T

Love the 36 hour event. Now I get to work a full 24 hours! And yes, I do sleep during WES...

DX mults were low but lots of Canadians were on. Got VE1, 2, 3, 5 and 7. Missed SD, NE and HI but managed to pick up some rare ones, RI, DE, NM and ND. Also finished off my X10 award. All in all another great WES. Thanks everyone.

Special thanks to K2RFP and K3UK. Couldn't do it without you guys!

Happy holidays and see you in K3Y. 73, GL, Dan


From Walt LW3EX, SKCC #3804T

I absolutely agree with the new WES format (SAT & SUN)

Propagation conditions were acceptable, although I didn´t find many stations on the higher bands favorable for DX

QSO stats: 11 on 14MHz - 19 on 21MHz - 17 on 28MHz

TA33 - 50W - Home made replica DSK Bunnell Model G that succesfully pass the smoke testing

Congrats SKCC for having reached the 10K members, WTG!

Thanks all for another fun Sprint, BCNU 73 Walt- ..-

Merry Xmas & Happy New Year

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From Art WK2S, SKCC #9434C

Like the new format.

Thanks to all for putting me over the top for T.

Happy holidays.


From Ken VE7KBN, SKCC #5533T

Another fun sprint using my HB1B. 3 more states added to

my self challenge WAS QRP with the HB1B. Thanks

to W5SE (WI) , K9MPV (IL) AND KE5PRL (MS) for helping me

along my way! The 'need' list is getting shorter.

Thanks to the folks behind the scenes at SKCC.


From CECIL K5YQF, SKCC #1820T

Didn't have much time to operate but I did home brew a key and didn't want to miss out. As an added bonus, I just finished my K2 kit and was anxious to give it a try. Thanks to all. Cecil

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From Art WB8ENE, SKCC #3773T

CA and WA were a bit rough on 40 using only 5W, but we eventually made the exchanges. Except for 2 contacts on 80, all of mine were on 40 this time. Sorry K9AAA, but I guess my 5W wasn't enough to get through on 160. Thanks for the contacts, and see you on the air. 73, Art

From Bernard F5DE, SKCC #6247T

After this WES experience, I am in favor of the 24 amongst 36 hours format.

I did not plan to be active for a full 24 h event, I just made 57 QSO for 14 hours, but the big advantage for me (and I think for other European guys too) was that it was easier to contact more US stations than usual.

The home brew key event was a good idea and I will do one next year, as I have seen plenty of nice shapes on the WES soap-box and I have several unused pieces awaiting to live into my junk-boxes !

I contacted my neighbour Jérôme F8GGD (#9220) on 6 bands (6 m to 80 m) the distance is about 45 km. For fun, we even did a seventh band with 2 m.

As last month I was very happy to have several QSO around 7.110-7.120 even with a bad antenna for this part of the 40 m band.

Another pleasant and friendly WES, many thanks for all having answered my CQ and I am looking forward to the next K3Y and WES events.


From Bill K5WL, SKCC #9898

Do I have the lowest score? Maybe, though it is my first time and the one station I worked was a Tribune, so I might not be.

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From Alan WA1AR, SKCC #4079T

Only 3 QSO this weekend. Limited time and too many interruptions.

Alan


From Larry K0LWV, SKCC #3571

My key was on a small piece of wooden board, a small brass strip, 2 thumb tacks, one to hold down the brass strip, the other used as a knob, some silicone for the knob, a brass screw for contact, thats it. Very simple, just 3 parts.

Rig: ICOM 718 100 watts, antennas a VEE 135 ft per leg up 28ft and a 15 mtr extended double zepp up 15 ft.

Worked 4 fellow Missouri Outlaws. Wish guys would use 80 and 160 mtrs more.

Some kind of cold war buzz saw jamming on 40 mtrs.

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From GREG K7SDW, SKCC #6224T

You can take off 300 points if 18 hours of logged qso's is not considered the entire event, as the last 6 hours was not productive on the bands! I had a few busted qso's and missed a lot of weak stations. Had lots of fun using this key, but had to make screw adjustments. Finding a sweet spot on the other key was a challenge. Tnx for all who put up with me. I am working on a "special qsl card" for this event for those who want one. 73 cu agn.

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From Dave NE5DL, SKCC #5081T

Fun WES this month, like the new time format. Made a home brew key Friday night and used it for 12 hours. It worked FB for the whole time even if I was a bit sloppy. Paper clip, thumbtack with a knob to adjust the tension and spacing (I wish!). Best QSO was VK3DBD on 20M on Saturday afternoon with 5W long path, incredible. K3 and Hex Beam facing North East.

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From Tom W4CU, SKCC #2733T

It has been a few months since my last WES. I spent most of my time this weekend on the ARRL - 10 Meter Contest, but made a few SKCC contacts during slow periods on 10. It was great to see so many high numbers. Now with the group at over 10,000 strong, I'm looking forward to my first 10K QSO. Worked more "Cs" than I have in a while. Thanks to all for the contacts. Have a happy and safe holiday season. Vy 73 es GL - Tom

From RON N8KZH, SKCC #6593T

Tnx to all who worked my QRP signal. Had fun as usual. Really liked the new 36 hour format. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and great New Year. God Bless. 72 Ron.

From Garth KF7ATL, SKCC #5914T

Enjoyed the HB key theme. Also liked the 36 hour format. It gave me more flexibility, even though there is no way on earth I could operate for 24 hours of that. My key is made from a block of wood, 2 screws, and a piece of hacksaw blade. It worked quite well and I used it for all of my WES QSOs, but I have to confess that it gave me a greater appreciation for my commercially made key!

From John KK4BOB, SKCC #8205

Thanks for the expanded time frame. It allowed me to participate more fully than I could have otherwise. The SKS and WES events are my favorites.

73

John KK4BOB


From George KH6OZ, SKCC #3975T

Only operated a few hours. Thanks for all who copied my QRP signal. 73s

From Ed K1EDG, SKCC #9625T

MacGyver Key (Old TV Show)

Built from scrap wood, 5 screws, plastic tubing for spacers, washer, spring, draw knob, line guide & a broken hacksaw blade from waste basket.

Key can be recycled: Wood to kindling bucket. Screws, washer, spring, knob and line guide to parts bins. Plastic tubing and broken hacksaw blade to recycling bin.

Tools used sand paper, screw drive & drill.

Total time about 1/2 hour to build, total cost $0.00

Amount of fun was priceless.....73's Ed K1EDG

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From Walt VE3HNE, SKCC #4893T

Have not been on the wes for a while but now i am

back again and had a lot of fun.

Hope to be on the wes next month and will try to get in

more time. More time more fun. See you all then and

a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

Walt


From Jerry K9PMV, SKCC #1438T

Here is my homebrew key. The lever is a steel shipping strap, the knob is an old TV knob and a fender washer. A small 5 degree bend was made in the strap where it attaches to the base. The strap is strong and retains the bend well. I was sending QLF till I got used to this beast. I think this is my good luck key. I held 7054 Khz for 4 hours with it. Never held any freq that long! These theme events make them more fun. Glad to work you all and sorry to the weak ones I couldn't dig out of the noise.

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From Finn WB2UWU, SKCC #1708

36 hour WES Hear, Hear, 24 hour limit is OK, I will never get close to that.

From mark KI0I, SKCC #6585T

No time for radio this WES,but had to get on for a bit in support of the outlaws! There`s a lot of interesting HB keys on the page, the creativity of hams is boundless. Will try to be caught up by SKS time and C U all there.

From Alan N8ECC, SKCC #8302T

I did not know about the homebrew until Friday night. At work Saturday, I grabbed some things in and around my toolbox and came up with an idea for a straight key. I assembled it in about 15 minutes and it work great. It even has a pencil holder courtest of an brake bleeder adaptor for a mighty vac vacuum pump.

Note: NO TOOLS WERE HARMED OR RUINED IN THE MAKING OF THIS KEY.

Great wes and look forward to the next one.

Sorry about the multiple posts, picture was uploaded but I think too large. I resized it and hopefully my creation will be displayed.

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From Steve W1SGC, SKCC #8282

The Central Florida QRP group got together Saturday at Lake Sylvan Park. Worked Dan, W9DLN, in WI using a HB1B at 5 watts through end-fed wire with Nye straight key. Fun contact.

From Kerry WD5ABC, SKCC #12

I only made 6 contacts because I was also working the 10m contest. The new 36 hour format is GREAT, it lets me come in and out while I'm doing other things on Saturday. I doubt I'll ever do 24 hours but it's nice to have more flexibility and more opportunities to operate when I have a little free time. My time is more limited on Sunday so this fits my schedule better. Still hoping to work some of our DX members now, maybe on Saturday on 15m or 20m?

From Emigdio WA3RF, SKCC #8906T

Very nice WES. I want to build a key for the next WES on December 2013.

From Ric KA3LOC, SKCC #660T

Thanks to all who participated in making these WES events so much fun. I had a busy weekend planned and thought I'd miss out this month. But the extend hours allowed me to get one QSO in on Saturday. Unexpectedly, I was able to brake free for a couple hours on Sunday. Best 73 and may the Love Of Christ (LOC) be with you and your families this holiday season. Ric KA3LOC/QRP

From Jim W1RO, SKCC #1379

Happily the key I made completed the event with much pounding. Enjoyed the relaxed event. It allowed me to work WES and the Internationial Navy Contest and the 10 meter ARRL Contest. 73 Jim W1RO

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From Emil WD4SCZ, SKCC #556T

Had to work this weekend but managed to operate some on Sunday morning. Snagged a couple 160 meter QSO's with the Globe Scout 65A and the Hallicrafters S-40B.

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From Nat PS7HD, SKCC #8094T

I worked with my K1 (5w) in cottage , really had trouble, bad conditions, only 2 QSO, Randy KX1NH es Paulo PY2PAI, TNX. My home made Mono Paddle (MANIFU) adapted to cootie, Nat PS7HD.

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From RON NV4U, SKCC #9744

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From bob K2OGT, SKCC #5266T

forgotthe new hours but only did 20 hours or less great fun even with steve right next to me hi hi

From TOM KE7YTE, SKCC #6447T

I LIKE THE EXTENDED TIME. HOPE TO SEE MORE. SEE YOU FOLKS NEXT TIME.

From Bob AK4LP, SKCC #9308

Thanks for expanding the WES to include Saturday. If it wasn't for that I would not have been able to participate.

From Rick K0KEX, SKCC #5220T

The weekend was filled with family activities along with meetings Saturday morning..BUT..managed to spend time working the WES and the ARRL 10 meter contest, a favorite of mine. Some very special QSO's, Jerry DU3/W5LFA on 15M, Non-member Adrian YO3APJ on 80 M, a nice surprise. I also enjoy reading the comments, Emil's picture of the Globe Scout brought back nice memories. WRL & Leo Meyerson was a favorite of mine. Thanks to the SKCC members

worked during this WES. 73 Rick

p.s. the picture was taken during the National Weather Service "SKYWARN" event December 1st

at the Kansas City office..several SKCC members turned out to support the CW operation.

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From ALLEN KA5TJS, SKCC #5172T

Not much time to play radio but had a lot of fun. Hope to see you all next month. 20 meters was the only band I had time to try and it was OK. It is getting cold here in East TX.

73's Allen KA5TJS


From Vince S52CC, SKCC #5011T

Thanks Bert, F6HKA for the one and only QSO. Not a great result after more than 7 months of QRT. It was nice to read the "welcome back" lines on the SKED screen though. Missed SKCC and CW very much. Thanks guys!

The photo shows my antenna a few hours before the WES started.

73, Vince S52CC

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From Greg WA1VIL, SKCC #443T

Only had a chance to make 1 QSO in the "extra" time but it still seems like a good idea. Got a few more on 80 late Saturday. Sunday afternoon was a good workout for the FT817 and the 40/20 trap dipole in the attic. So had fun and that's the point (It's not a contest, it's not a contest.....)

Happy Holidays all, 73/72 and see you in K3Y!


From Drew AF2Z, SKCC #2082T

I used brass strips and index cards taped together for a very flat junkbox key. Didn't claim any points for it because it is one I used several years ago. I'm surprised it worked as long as it did, let alone that it still worked at all. It died after five contacts during my QSO with Ed K1EDG due to metal fatigue. So I happily switched from 'junk' back to Junker (far from junk.)... The bands sounded good! Wish I had had more time. Rig: Elecraft K3 running 10 watts to 100 ft wire up 30 ft.

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From Slim WA0BGV, SKCC #5465T

Too many distractions around the qth this weekend. Got in a few contacts.

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From Herb KI4NEC, SKCC #6415C

This is a Lego key that was built by my 11 year old son. He had fun making it. I had fun using it.

Really busy weekend. Had tons of fun.

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From Ron AF5Q, SKCC #6072T

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From Jim ND9M/4, SKCC #8233T

My XYL (Cori, KK4CGA) and I were on the road geocaching and running counties for the County Hunters, so I didn't have much chance to operate. It was fun anyway.

From Sean KX9X, SKCC #9986

This was my first WES. Using my MFJ 40m Cub and an OCF dipole from my apartment, I made 3 QSOs in between other activities. I had an enjoyable time and I'll be back for more!

Sean KX9X


From John K8JD, SKCC #1395T

Had 1 1/2 hours to operate Saturday morning then had to attend a wedding and returned to the air for another 3 1/2 hours sunday. Home brew key all the way.

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From Steve N1FPG, SKCC #9934

My first WES and not much of a contester,May try harder next time.

From Russ WA0YEI, SKCC #6300T

Not much time to play this time around.

73's Russ


From Frank NQ6E, SKCC #6723

My first SKCC sprint.

From Chris W4VX, SKCC #7149

This was my first WES and very enjoyable. I plan to be back again.

From Chas K8IJ, SKCC #4781T

Happy Holiday es 73 to all!

From PAUL K2SAN, SKCC #9436

My computer was down during the event, so I only have a paper log. If need be, I can transfer to 'electronic' format

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